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Bermagui River boat Ramp

Summary/Background

The following scope of works will be delivered at the site:

  • Replacement of the existing boat ramp with a new reinforced concrete double boat ramp;
  • Installation of a finger pontoon jetty;
  • Upgrade and sealing of the informal parking area;
  • Upgrade of lighting; and
  • Works to be designed and constructed within environmental and heritage regulations.

Purpose

The overarching purpose of this project is to improve the standard of this recreational boating facility, utilised by locals and visitors alike.

Council’s Maritime Infrastructure Plan (February 2014) identified replacement of the existing boat ramp, installation of a pontoon jetty and enlargement of the sealed parking area in the medium/long term scope of works.

Funding

Total project funding = $655,000

  • RMS contribution = $485,000 via the NSW Boating Now Program
  • BVSC contribution = $170,000 

Community Strategic Plan link

Feedback from the Bermagui area in response to the “Understanding Our Place” community engagement process, which subsequently informed the Community Strategic Plan (CSP), included “improved recreation facilities and spaces”. This feedback links to CSP Outcome 1 Active and Healthy Communities; specifically the second goal of this outcome of “access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities”.

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Project timeline

The boat ramp will not be available for use for approximately 3 months while the upgrade is carried out. A specific timeframe is yet to be confirmed pending finalisation of design / applicable permits and appointment of a suitably qualified contractor.

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